Confidence Mostly Unchanged in February

Manufacturing

Confidence remained stable but the indicator is below its long-term average .It scored -8 points (-8 in January, too) while its long-term average is +1.

Construction

The confidence indicator stayed almost unchanged near its long-term average. The latest balance figure is -9 points, its long-term average is -8.

Services

There was no major change in the service sector confidence. Sales expectations are moderately positive. Indicator scored +10 points in February. It is only marginally below its long-term average (+13).

Retail trade

Retail trade confidence weakened slightly. Sales expectations for the coming months are cautious. The latest indicator figure is -9 points (-4 in January). The long-term average is -2.

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